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Fair to-day and to-morrow;
tight 'westerly winds.
Yesterday's temperatures Maxi
mum. S; minimum. 38.
The Herald feu the largest
morning frotse drcnlttion, aod
prists all -the newt of the world
each day, in addition to rainy
exclusive feature.
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WASHINGTON. D. C SUNDAY. tf OTOiBERTlY: 1912: -FOBTMIX PAGES.
ETVE, CENTS-
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WASHlfWTW BERALD
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Says Races Got
A 11 Her Money
Mrs. Mayme French,
of Dewey Hotel,
Causes Arrest,
TURFMAN HELD
Woman Later Says She
Is Sorry for Having
Caused Trouble'.
Special to The Wutinjton RtrilA.
Baltimore. Md. Nov. 16. It took Mrs
ilayme French, an attractive widow ot
, Kansas City, living at the Dewey .Hotel,
"Washington, eleven months and 83,000
in cash to discover that it Is almost Im
possible to beat the race track book
makers at their own same.
Mrs. French's awakening came yester
day. She then reported to theBaltlmore
police that she had placed Jn,000 with
a man who promised that she would be
a rich woman in short order it she
played his "system" for "beating" the
bookmakers.
Accompanied by her lawyer. Mrs.
Trench came to Baltimore. After con
sulting Detective Capt. McGovern and
State 8 Attorney Broenlng. she swore out
a warrant charging: Frederick V." Kurtz,
else known as Frederick Short, an Aus
trian, well known on the Eastern race
tracks, with obtaining $1,000 from her hy
false representation.
Arrested at Hotel
At the Hotel Emerson last night, lifting
liis, hat as be casually spoke to several
friends in the lobby of the hostelr) , where
he has lived for several weeks, Kurtz, or
Short, was approached by Detective Por
ter, who knows nearly every race track
man In the countrj
"Hello. Short," said Porter "We want
Sou at police headquarters. We have a
little matter to talk over with sou."
Short was told that a warrant bad been
sworn out by Mrs. French for his arrest.
' It s not so. it's a big mistake." replied
Short, as he was led from the hotel to
police headquarters. "Mrs. French doesn t
under stand, some one has 'butted in.' "
The romance which has cost Short his
incarceration, for the time being at least,
started in Kansas City, Mo, eleven
months ago. when Mrs. French became In
fatuated with Short
Husband Leaiei Fortune.
Mrs French s husband, who died about
a v ear ago. left her a fortune estimated at
about 120,000, which Mrs. French alleges
she has been sttlndk-d out of The sys
tem whereb) Short is alleged to have ob
tained the money from Mrs. French was
on the promise that he would pay her
dividends on her 'investment at the
rate of 3400 aomontli. Mrs French first
adcanceff Short J6.000, she says, and mf0j. on resolutions of thanks.Irs Peter
return, as collateral, an ,scident policy Your , Joh Woodbun. and Mrs.
on his life for the amount was given her,
it Is stated
Later on Short adylscd Mrs French ,
that he needed $1,000 more in order to
make an investment In some mining
properi) in Aiomana, it is miegea 4.111s
mone). Mrs French sajs, she gave
.short, and at the time he received the
mone he stated to her that the monev
was onlj needed to put up a front"
and that he would rent a safety de
posit vault and place the money In It
simpls as a guarantee that the price
of the land would not be raised. After
this 'investment" he secured S3 SOO
more to be used on a "sure" thing sys-
tern to beat the races is the allegation
On October 1 Short paid Mrs French
Si TOO in dividends in advance, and
then 'borrowed' $1,000 of this money
back, the widow states, and It Is on
this allegation that Short obtained the
money b) false pretenses, that the war
rant was issued
Mrs. French Talks
of Her Troubles
Mrs French, when seen last night at
the Dewey, declared that she had every
confidence in Short's integrity, and she
still believes that if he is left alone
he w ill ' make good "
' I have known Mr Short since my
husband s death, in Kansas City, about
a year ago," said Mrs French, "I was
introduced to him by mutual friends
and shortly after our first meeting Mr
Short suggested to me. that I being a
widow and apparentls not very strong,
that he would like to show me how I
could make soma eass money. I listened
to his stor and even went as far as to
consult friends about the scheme. I
was advisced that it would be all right,
and I went ahead Mr Short took me
to his lawyer's office and here he had
the papers drawn up
"I admit that Mr Short has been one
of the most gentlemanly fellows I have
ever known, and I am loath to believe
that he really meant to cheat mc and I
believe now that If he Is given a chance
he will pay me back everydollar
I did not go Into this matter of having
him arrested of my own volition," said
Mrs. French ' I was forced into it by
others who had no interest in the matter
at all, and I am sorry that I should have
gone as far as I did without giving Mr
Short an opportunity to prove his hon
est) In the matter. I admit that I was
in fatuated with Mr. Short, and I am
quite sure that this affection still exists.
I cannot understand, for the life of me.
why I should have caused his arrest. I
guess I must have been out nf mv mtnri
"Will sougo to Baltimore to-morrow
to prosecute to Mr. Short?" was asked
of Mrs. French.
'I am too ill to leave-mr n tart men t
and will remain in bed, on the advice
of my phsslclan, until I recover from
this nervous excitement. I do not regret
the loss of the J13.000 ir It Is a loss-as
much as I do of the foolisrTact o caus
ing Frederick's arrest without giving
him an opportunity to prove his good
alth.
"I am so broken-up over this aair that
1 am on the verge of a nervous collapse,"
she said, "and I am going to retire now
for the night and do not wmt ti be
annosed ay more."
"But, Mrs. French, will you say if you
will .appear against Mr. Short In Balti
more to-morrow or not?" was asked of
her.
"I told you once that my physician
had advised me to remain in bed for a
few days that's all that I've got to say."
and with this Mrs. French closed the
door and said good-night.
Mrs. French Is a preposseslng woman
about thirty years of age and she shows
every sign of cultivation .refinement, and
education.
Florida, the Carolina, Atlanta. Blr-
litnrhtTn jgotxnoc icrne Tit 8etnlrd Atr"Uaes
JtdcHlibttd Utrl tnixa. Ionian HUNT. Ave,
King
In
DAUGHTERS ND
CONVENTION IN
- THE CAPITAL
Dixis and the Doxoiogy- Sunt
by Women of Sumy
South.
MANY HAVE ALREADY GONE
Singing "Dixie" and the Doxology."
the United Daughters of the Confederacy
last night ended their nineteenth annual
convention, held at the New Willard since
Wednesday morning In pleasure and In
achievement, the delegates declared the
convention held here was one of the
most-successful in the history of the or
sanitation, and the) left with hlgn
praise for the people of Washington,
from President Taft and the First Lady
of the Land, who received them at the
TCl-ilta T?iia t ! ifni nf (ha ftvfl
. war. who, without regard to their former
strife, had only friendly smiles for the
women of the Southland
The Daughters' appreciation of the hos
pitality extended them u expressed In
resolutions adopted as their last act be'
fore Mrs Frank O Odehelmer. first vice
president general and acting president
general In the absence of Mrs. Alexander
B White, declared the convention ad'
Journed, to meet in New Orleans In 191X
The meetings of last night and yester
day afternoon were far livelier than the
preceding ones. Upon consideration of
revision of the constitution and by-laws.
a work Anally referred back to the com
mittee In charge, the debate was sharp,
and frequentl appeals for order by the
chair were futile The chief point of dli
nutatlon was on membership, and after
Mrs. A. J Montague. Mrs. Bertha Hall
Talbott. Mrs. Alice MacglU. Drury. Mrs.
Lizzie George Henderson, and Mrs. 'Wal
ter Pjeston had secured adoption of a
resolution wnicn would nave admitted
lineal descendants of present members,
the whole matter was put back to the
committee
Appoint Coramtttren.
Mrs Odenhelmer announced the follow
ing committees: On feasibility of taking
over the Home for Needs Confederate
Women at Richmond. Mrs. Henderson,
Mrs. C B, Tate, Mrs C D. Merwin. Mrs.
TV. V .Tlant snri Hff. XflMrwl- T4mhr
Walter Preston
1 Tc niwMMit pBti.nl nrnmmi,nfltlnn
.., ,, i tvin rrn. nf
nonor waa accepted with amendments to
. ,,.- .imA inAAmi.a xti t(, ,..-
ford as historian was requested to write
a hlstors of the U D C. .
Among the resolutions adopted last
night were those protesting against the
use of Gen Lee's name and picture for
advertising whisk), and Indorsements of
books and music upon which the V D C
or Its representative committee had not
formall) passed, and asking that the
name of Fort Henrs be changed to M F.
uaury
Mrs Mollle MacglU Rosenburg. of
Texas, who was elected ' the patron
saint of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy." will alwass have a place
upon the officers' platform. It was voted
Sesterday
Many of the Daughters left the city
yesterda), and when adjournment was
reached shortly after midnight this
morning the number of delegates In the
hall was comnaratlvelv small. For those
who remain a trip to Alexandria, where
a special service will be held in Christ
Church, is planned. It Is expected that
practically all will be gone by to-night
LEVY DECLARES HE WILL
NOT SELL M0NTICELL0
Representative Jefferson M Levy of
New York, who owns Monticello, the
home of Thomas Jefferson, had presented
Continued .on Poize Two.
CONVENTION
TAKES A REST
American Federation of Labor
Delegates Consider Many
Resolutions.
Rochester, N Y, Nov. 16 Delegates
to the American Federation of Labor
convention marked time to-day while
committees worked diligently to con
clude their Work upon resolutions The
business sessions of the convention
will proceed briskly, beginning- on
Monday. To-morrow morning special
religious services will be held for the
delegates In all churches. In the after
noon a' mass meeting will be
held, addressed by President Gompers
and representatives of the Women's
Trade Union League.
rne representatives 01 tne printing
trades attended a business session of
the board of control, where important
matters were considered Delegates
from the Western Federation of Min
ers and the United Mine Workers of
America were in conference to-day at
an important meeting of the mining
department.
President James Short and Secretary
W. J"v Spencer are preparing for the
convention of the building trades Ue-
partment which will go Into session when
tne federation convention ends Dele
gates to the building trades department
report over 700.000 members. Biennial
conventions will be urged hereafter..
wesiey Russell. secretary-Treasurer
of the Commercial Telegraphers Union,
has appealed to the convention for aid
in organizing commercial telegraphers
an over tne united states. He Is point
ing out to delegates the history of the
warfare which the telegraph companies
have waged against the Commercial
Telegraphers Union and has won, many
supporters.
of Savciii
Washington
Frederick Bulkeley
Hyde Back From
v South Seas.
ISA REAL RULJER
Tells How. He Had to
Turn Down Numerous A
SamoarTBeauties.
Tulsete, .head chief of the Island of
Savall, in the nomenclature of the na
tives of that Island, or Frederick Bulke
ley Hyde, millionaire, sportsman, trav
eler, and amattur motion picture pho
tographer, as he Is Renown to his Wash
ington friendsreturned to this city yes
terday afternoon at 5:3) o'clock and Is
now at the Cairo, where he will remain
until he opens his winter home at 1601
Nineteenth Street Northwest
He Is the first white man ever to be
placed in the highest office of the Sa
moans, and Mrs. Hyde, at the time ot
bis elevation, was made head chlef
tainess The name that he bears,
Tulsete, is the "King name" and Is
the highest honor in the gift of the na
tives. Mr H)de Ir still In communica
tion with his subjects and declares he
intends to keep In active touch with
them
That he was not made the recipient ot
a native wife Def3- 1 r left his -MPjects
In only due to Mr Hyde's diplomacy be
cause the conferring of a wife Is a part
of the ceremon., of coronation and tve
most beautiful of the dusky Island 'assies
were offered nlm In marriage. nl to
be declined with tact and thanks
Picture n- Trouble.
The corona tin 1 ot Mr Hdc -nJ his
wife came abo " through his desire
get motion plctu films of the unciv
ilized nations of tin- world. Six montns
ago he left Washington heavily laden
with motion picture apparatus, and final
ly landed on the Islands of German
Samoa. There lie and his wife met
Saamu. the daughter of Mallctoa. tho
last king of the Islands, who died about
ten years ago
The young princess, ji young woman
of much beauty and culture, learned
of the wish of Mr II) de and offered to
be the guide for him and his wife to
the little island of Savall, slit) miles
distant, and hitherto unvlslted by
white man
f The distinguished rank of their guide
brought the American travelers an en
thusiastic welcome from the natives
of Savall, whom Mr Hyde describes
as a people untouched by so-called civ
ilization, but of considerable natural
refinement ana mucn Kinaness.
The) wre lodged in the house of a
relative of the princess, a woman ot
noble birth and connection, and there
received dally vlslfs from the chieftains
of the Island On the fourth morning
after their arrival, a numbe- of the bead
men. wun tneir - taiKing men. tne dip
lomats of the tribe, called on the Ameri
cans The "talking men ' approached Mr
Hsde with the proposal that he become
the head chief of the tribe He sass
he took the matter as a Joke and
laughingly consented
DrlnU .Much Km,
All ceremonial receptions In the Sa-
moan Islands are preceded with the
drinking of kava," beverage made from
herbs, and the next morning at 10 the
chieftains appeared and there was a
solemn session of kava drinking After
tnis tne old men performed the ancient
war dance before the prospective head
chieftain, the!- dress consisting of orna
mental breach-clouts and strings of
teeth about their necks
The dancers departed to return at I
o clock, when the whole assembly took its
place In the house In the form of a doub'e
circle, Mr Hvde In the place of honor.
Continued on Page Fire.
I jHrf,'-' ?pBPHHBsEf t C? lBHlfHMMff!y8BifwWiBBr
i JPBIITCESS BEIENE OF GREECE,
Daughter el Crown Frisco Constsnttne, ministered to msunded Greek soldiers
station.
r-?-f
DOVE OF PEACE
FROM BALKANS
War Cloud Again Hasgs Omi
nous Oyer Europ Aus-
trian Troops to Front,
SULTAN DELAYS ACTION
Fierce Fighting Within Twelve Miles
of Constantinople Thousands
.Die of Cholera.
Bpoail Cab! to Th WuhinstoD Ilenld.
Belfinrle Wov 16TW rTmVr
ueigraae, hot. 10. ine premiers
of the Balkan states, and poisibly
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, will
meet here on- Thursday to discuss
the partition of European Turkey.
Constantinople, Nov. 16 Late
to-night it is reported that the Bul
garians hae made a night attack
on the Turkih position at Bnuk
Chekmedvc, on the sea of Mar
mora
That the report is well founded
is indicated by firing, which can be
heard in the direction of the heights
of Tchatalja Nothing has been
learned to indicate the progress of
the fighting
Turkish warships in the sea of
Mormora hac been shelling the
Bulgarian positions on the coat for
sccral hours.
Ajustria Rushes
Forces to Front
Berlin. Nov IS Austria is moving
troops to the border as fast as the) can
be entrained at the military posts.
Twenty thousand troops have left Tri
este In the past twenty-four hours for
the province of Daimatla, which borders
o!3lojitencgro and is within striking
dlfUnce.of the dlsputM stretch of coast
ci the Afatlc
the departure of troops to-day was
marked b riotous demonstrations by
Czechs and Slavs, according to advices
from Prague
They re off to Ught our brothers'
Shame" 'Hurrah for Servla." "Down
with the Germans' were the cries of
thousands of the foreigners. The police
scattered the mob after several charges.
Sultan Bickers;
Armies Battle
fcperUl Ctble to The WuMnctnn Herald
London. N'ov IS. Reluctant to consent
) an unconditional surrender, even
though ever) hours dela) means hun
dreds more dead and wounded and only
postpones the final dliaster, the Sultan
of Turke) to-daj objected to the peace
proposal of the Balkan allies and sub
mitted a counter-proposal to Sofia.
Dispatches to-night from Constantl
Contlnurd on Pace Tlirre.
A ROYAL ANGEL OF MERCY.
DMmpcrats
r i Faction
Leaders Admit That
Bryan and Enemies
May SpoiVPlans.
p -
WfLS0N'SPUZ2LE
Conditions May Result
im Another Roosevelt-
'' ' Taft Case.
Democratic leaders admit that a fac
tional fight between Bryanltes' and-antl-Bryanltea
is bound to be etagedin Wash
ington early In the Wilson administra
tion. They are fearful that it will Irf-
terfere with the party's legislative pro-
Uranirae' and ln u Probability Involve
fpe,ldent vviieor. The certainty of
much trouble among the Democratic
national .leaders has been emphasized
since the arrival in Washington of
Speaker Champ Clark and William J.
llryan. Mr. Bryan has made It plain to
his followers that it Is his purpose- to
take an Interest In the legislative pro
gramme, and to make certain, so far as
It possible for him to do so, that the
parti lives up to the pledces of the Bal
timore platform. On the other hand,
friends of Speaker Clark and Leader Un
derwood have caused It to be made
known that the Democratic party in the
House Is competent to manage Its own
affairs without the assistance or advice
of Mr. Br) an.
Democratic leaders hae felt in their
bones ever since the election of Got
Wilson that Mr Br) an would follow a
course that would practically compel the
new President to take sides either with
or against 4hc Nebraskan. In the nature
of things President Wilson will be forced
to do business with Speaker Clark and
leader Underwood in all matters of leg
islation. If the course of Messrs. Under
wood and Clark does not meet with the
approval of Mr Br) an it Is known that
It Is his purpose to protest to President
Wilson A situation will then develop. It
1 pointed out. where President Wilson
will have to decide with which faction
he Intends to train Friends of IreIdent
W Ilson declare that If he engages in war
fare with the House leaders that the
part) will have difficulty In enacting a
legislative programme They declare thnt
the situation Is menacing both to the
rart) and the nttr administration
Anl-llrnn Lrsilrnhlp.
Since his arrival in Washington It has
become known that Mr Br) an Intends
to keep his eye on the new President as
well as the part) leaders ln Congress.
Only yesterday Mr Bryan had a long
conference with nepresintatlv e Robert;
I. Henry of Texas, the -Bryan leadei-in
the House. It sb become know n
for a certainty wfthln the last twenty
four hours that Speaker Clark, embit
tered by Brysn s opposition to his Presl
dntlal candidacy at Baltimore, will in
the future align himself In the House
with men who have fought Br) an for
)cars For the first time since the
Democrats came into control of the
House, therefore, the, leadership in that
body that is ln control is entirely antl
Br) an Up to the time of the Baltimore
convention Speaker Clark was an Inti
mate, personal, and political friend of
Mr. Brian's
Just how President Wilson wH be able
to steer off the factionalism ln his part)
matter of conjecture in Washing
ton Mr Bryan has already charged
that Repre-entJiUve Underwood In
framing1 the wool revision bill a )ear or
so ago. "sold out to the protected in
terests." Bryan bellves In more sub
stantial tariff reduction than Underwood
and believes that many, if not all. raw
products should.bc admitted free Dur
ing the controv eray betw een Messrs
Br) an and Underwood over the wool bill
(speaker t-iarK. in large measure. Kept
hands off He stood by the House or
ganization, but made it plain at the
Continued on Page Thrfr.
takes from tka hospital train at Larlssa
I . "
Fear
Fight,
PRESIDENT TAFT
(IRGES'CHANGESIN
GOVERNMENT
Chief Ex&cutlYS . Favors M
t Presidential Term of
Six Years,
APPROVES BRYAN'S IDEAS
New York. Nov. 18. In one of the
snappiest and wltUest speeches he has
made since he was elected President of
the United States. President Taft to
night gave the members of the Lotus
Club an inside view of what he thought
of the Presidency and told them of a
number of changes which he thought
ought to be made In some of them he
agreed with Gov Wilson in others he
was diametrically opposite.
The President advocated strongly a
single term of six years for the Chief
Executive of the Unltsd States, saying
that this was ample time for him to do
all the good possible and not cnougto
for him to become harmful to the coun
try The giving to Cabinet officers of
seats ln the Senate and House, a move
advocated by William Jennings Bryan,
within the last week, was another step
which the President favored
"I don't care how unambitious or
modest a President Is, said Mr Taft
"I don't care how determined he Is
that he himself will not obtain his re-
nomination (and there are very few In
deed who go to that extent), still his
subordinates equall) Interested with
him In his re-election wllL whenever
they have the opportunity, exert their
Influences and divide their time between
public service and the effort to secure
their chiefs renomlnatlon and re-elec
tion It is difficult to prevent the whole
administration from losing a part of Its
effectiveness for the public good by this
diversion to political effort for at least
year of the four of each administra
tion Were this made impossible "by
law, I can see no reason why the en
ergy ot the President and that of all
his subordinates might not be directed
rather to making a great record of ef
ficiency in the first and only term than
ln seeking a second term for that pur
pose. Tour years is rather a short time In
which to work out great governmental
policies. Six )eara Is better
Wonld I nlte Brunches. I
Another suggestion I would make l
that legislative steps be taken, for there
Is nothing In the Constitution to forbid it.
to bringing more closely together the
operation of the executive and legislative
branches. It would not add any more
actual power to the Executive ln legisla
tive matters Nor would It give the legis-
latlve more power In executive matters.
The veto on one hand and the confirma
tion appointments and the ratifications of
treaties on the other hand I would not
changt
' But It docs seem to me that they
need not be at arms length as they now
are under our present s) stem It has been
proposed twice In our hlstorv after the
f ullet consideration by some of the w Isest
statemen we have ever had to pas a law
giving to each department head a seat
in the Senate and In the Houe and a
right to enter into the discussion of the
propesed legislation In either of the na-tlon-il
legislative bodies. This would keep
Congress much better Informed as to the
actual conditions In the executive de
partments It would keep the department
heads on the qui vive with reference to
their knowledge of their own depart
ment, and their ablllt) to answer appro
priate questions ln respect to them It
would necessitate the appointment to the
Cabinet of men used to debate and to de
fend their positions, and It would offer an
opportunity for the public to Judge of
the Executive and his government much
more Justly and much more quickly than
under our present system The ignorance
that Congress at times has of what act
ual!) Is going on in the executive depart
ments and the fact that hours of debate
and pases of the Congressional Record
might be avoided b) the answer to a sin
gle question by a competent Cabinet offi
cer on the floor of either house Is f requent
1) brought sharply to the attention of
competent observer I think, too. It might
perhaps promote the amenities between
the two branches if this system were in
troduced
Presidential Job Easy.
In the course of his speech President
Taft declared that the Presidency Is far
from being an easy post to fill, but that
he considered that the man who held It
was well compensated "The PresI
dency, laughed Mr Taft, ' is not i
peace to bo enjo) ed b) a sensitive man '
Referring to the results of the elec
tion the President said I beg )ou to
believe that ln spite of the ver) em
phatic verdict by which I leave the
office. I cherish only the deepest grati
tude to the American people for having
given me the honor of having held of
fice, and I sincerely hope. In looking
back over what has been done, that
there Is enough" of progrers made to
warrant me ln the belief that real good
has been accomplished, even though I
regret that it has not been greater My
chief regret Is my failure to obtain from
the Senate the ratification of the general
arbitration treaties with France and
Great Britain I am sure the) would
have been great steps toward general
world peace "
Tho President spent a busy da) In
New York motoring about the city and
suburb'. In the morning he attended
a reception at the College of the City of
Newt ork In honor of Dr Alevls Car
rel, the recipient of the Nobei prize, and
then went to Dobbs Ferry, where he In
spected the New York Juvenile Asy
lum After luncheon with Adolph Lew
Isohn. tho President Ilted the Hebrew
Sheltering Guardians Orphans' Asvlum.
at Pleasantvllle. N. Y. returning to the
Waldorf-Astoria Just ln time to dress for
the Lotus Club banquet He will re
main quietly In the city to-morrow, go
ing to New Hav en. Conn . on Monday
to attend the meeting of the Yale cor
po ration
US Baltimore and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 3 a. m train Monday AH
trains both ways. Including the Royal
Limited.
Wilson Leaves .
For Vacation
President-elect Sails
For Bermuda to
Stay Month.
BAN ON POLITICO
i
Holds Informal Recep
tionpn Ship Receives
Congratulations.
By wireless, on board B S. Bermndlan.
off Seagate, Nov. IS. President-elect
Wilson Is enjoying the first hoars of Ms
vacation trip He takes brisk walk n
deck, and both be and bis family are
mingling cordially with the other pas
sengers, """Any one who comes to Bermuda to
see mo for any political purpose will get
the reverse of the thing desired." said
the Governor to-night "Tes, I have no
doubt the plan for an extra session dis
tresses the extreme protectionists who
hoped a cataclysm would prevent re
vision of the tartif "
The party is seated at Capt. McKen
zle s table In the dining-room. The ocean
Is tranquil and nobody is seasick.
Crowds Pack Pier
as Wilson Sails i
York. Nov IS With a smile
Illuminating his face. President-elect
Woodrow Wilson, with his wife and
two daughters, stood on the promenade
deck of the steamer Bermudlan this
afternoon waving cheery adieus to the
crowds lining the piers, as the vessel
backed out Into the river prior to leaving-
for Bermuda, where the President
elect is to spend a month's vacation.
For full) half an hour before the
atcomer left her pier Gov Wilson stood
Ulde his stateroom shaklna- hands
with his fellow-passencers and an
swering their congratulation With
the Governors famlh were Charles
Lee Sliera his private secretary, and
his bride, who were married In Tren
ton. N J three da) aso A large
number of the friends of the bride ind
bridegroom were on hand to see them
off and showered them libel-ill) with
rice, a quantity of which fell on Gov
Wilson's shoulders.
number of women oasslne alonr
the deck a few minutes later, not rec-
oxntzing the distinguished person.'
.nnced curiously at his rlce-sprlnkld
hat and smiled in comprehending man- I
nor thinking he waa the bridegroom
Crovxln ThronE Pier.
I The pier was thronged with hun-
dreds of persons who had come to get
a glimpse of the next President, while
many stood on the street ln front of
tne open waterna) looking at the ship
wnicn was gaiiv uressed n bunting
honor of the famous passengers Cap'
John J Langtry. of the traffic squad
with twent)-ftve mounted policemen
palroled the treet outside tho pier and
kept the good-humored fond In or
derl) lines
Standing close to the Governor on
the promenade deck was Cleveland
Dojge, his classmate of 79 at Prince
tor A number of reporter" urgd
around Mr Wilson and asked him
whether he had an) statement to make
before leaving
With a smile of relief pass.ng across
his face he replied "So I ceased to b-
a politician from the moment 1 left the
Tier and stepped aboard thls-shlp aca
tloT Is now the order of the da), and I j
propose to take full advantage of It Th.s J
is the fourth time I have been to Ber
muda. and I feel -lire that I shall he ab e
to get all the rest I require there
Governor hlum Halt).
At this moment Mrs Marie Roblnon
of New iork, with her four-months old
daughter ln her arms, pressed up to the
Governor and begged to shake hands with
Mm As he shook hands with her he re
plied to her congratulations and then as
It upen a suddeir'impulse. the President
elect stooped down and gently kissed the
little bab) as it la) In Its mothers arms
Some one a"! cd him who would win th
fi-otball game between Princeton and
ale Without a moments hesitation
Gov Wlleon showed his lojaltv to his old
eol'ege by snapping out Princeton, of
course'"
Just behind the Governor was Mrs Wil
son and her two daughters. Eleanor Ran
dolph and Jessie, who said they were go
ing to take full advantage ot the holldaj
ty claying as much golf as the) posslbly
cculd Gov Wilson laughing!) referred
to his two daughters as ver) strenuous
young persoos. and said that their occu
Contfnaeil on Pajte Three.
STRIKING MINERS
FIRE ON MILITIA
Several Hundred Shots Hit
Train Carrying Soldiers
and Officers.
Charleston. W Va , Nov IS. Striking-
miners opened fire on a special passenger'
train on Cabin Creek late to-night. Sev
eral 'hundred shots were fired Into the,
coaches, but It Is not known whether'
any one was killed or Injured
The train had taken strike-breakers to
the mines and was returning with .Adju
Gen Charles D Elliott, a squad of
soldiers, and a dozen of Chesapeake
and Ohio Railway special officers aboard
Owing to the darkness tho fire was not
returned Reports reaching here at 11
o clock to-night state that 03 armed
miners have assembled" on tba north
side of the Kanawha River outside the
strike zone with the intention of cross
ing to attack the militia on CabR
Creek. Best Service to Callfarala.
Standard or tourist. Latter personally
conducted without change daily, except
Sunday. Berth. 19. WaihIncton-iint
route. A. J. Poston. Q. A, 90S F. 70S 15th.
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